Fagan fades and city plus police prepare to pull the plug on the Canada Day cycle races planned for Burlington.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 6, 2011 – It was no great surprise but with considerable disappointment that Council meeting as a Committee learned […]

Burlington is creating a Strategic Plan that will set out just what kind of a city it wants to be. Magi and Dwyer lead the process.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 6, 2011 – So, said the guy in the sales lot – you’re looking for a Strategic Plan – […]

Salt with Pepper. How does “politics” work in this town anyway? If your councillor isn’t going to get it for you – who will?

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 5, 2011 – She gave it her best shot. Ticked off the Mayor no end as she went through […]

Play ball and listen for the sound of the crack of the bat – Ooops soggy field.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 6, 2011 – The Burlington Twins got off to a slow, slow start in Burlington this week. The team […]

Councillor Dennison almost begs for road repair funds – Holtby and Crosbie to get new surface real soon.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 5, 2011 – The good people of Holtby and Crosbie avenues are finally going to see their roads renewed, […]

Knock three times on the ceiling if you want me, twice on the pipe if the answer is no. Council moving to 7th floor – Mayor on the 8th.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 5, 2011 – Expect to see your Council members with boxes of files and Rolodexes in their arms sometime […]

Possibilities for a cycle to work pilot project in new Queensway development.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 5, 2011 – At some point the city will issue a building permit to the developer and construction will […]

Salt with Pepper. – Brain refresh exercise taking place at Paletta. Positive results are expected.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 5, 2011 – There is a better way to do things and both Burlington Council members and senior staff […]

Less than the cost of a good cigar – that’s what your tax increase is going to amount to.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 4, 2011 It’s official. If you have a house in the city that is assessed at $300,000. your taxes […]

Turned out there wasn’t a fire but we walked down eight flights while in the middle of an interview on – Emergency Preparedness.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 3, 2011 – It turned out to be This is Emergency Preparedness month. Boring. Do you have the candles […]

Conservatives get their long awaited majority; Wallace is to be employed for four more years.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 3, 2011 — There was an election on Monday – the Conservatives won. Alyssa Brierley said all she needed […]

Queensway community doesn’t like what a developer wants to do to them. Council doesn’t help much.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 29, 2011 – It started at 74 units to be built on property that consisted of six houses – […]

The Shape Burlington report as presented to city council in 2010

Shape Burlington logo

A report by the Mayor’s Citizen Advisory Committee on Civic Engagement – April 2010 Mission Statement Through community consultation and research into best practices, […]

Building a better Burlington. Internationally renown speaker to Inspire us June 15.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 21, 2011 – Mayor Rick Goldring just might be making Burlington the place to be to hear some of […]

The four give it their best shot but no one candidate moved anyone in the room. Back to the doorsteps for all of them.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 28, 2011 – Wow! Can these people every spend money. I lost track of just how many millions the […]

Dumb thief – breaks into Tim Horton’s – leaves with just cash. Obviously not a Canadian.

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 28, 2011 – Halton Regional Police Service are stumped in their investigation for the thief that broke into a Tim […]

That wonderful weather – every wondered why? Prof says hydrological resilience in dramatic decline. Huh!

By Staff and much thanks to CATCH BURLINGTON, ON April 29, 2011 – As record-setting tornados rake the continent and floods hit the Canadian west […]

Those Canada Day cycling races – the elite championship event – Iffy, iffy. Promoter has lost the confidence of police and city staff.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 26, 2010 – We are going to continue to work with the promoter and develop a safe plan for […]

Salt with Pepper: It is over, you moved out, I’ve moved on. Let’s pay off the bills and treat it as a learning opportunity.

By Pepper Parr Burlington, On.—April 21, 2011– It was like an old boyfriend coming back with an engagement ring – he didn’t seem to understand […]

Strategically perched on a Board and an Advisory Committee, Rick Craven sits at the epicenter of longer term city growth.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 26, 2011 – He can be grumpy. He is often pedantic. He is very often a stickler for the […]